Words: Sherry Westfall Matthews
This recipe was originally featured in Somerset Life Summer 2018
A good cup of tea can be a fully immersive experience — the taste, the smell, the feel of the mug in your hands — it’s like a warm hug for your soul! I mean, seriously, I could bathe in it … wait, I could! I could totally bathe in it! All I needed to do was create some tub tea. I wanted it to smell delicious and be as much of a treat as a bath bomb with all its fizzy fun and luxurious feel. I experimented with a few techniques and recipes. After a little trial and error, my Bubble Tea Bath Bombs were born.
Willow and Sage Summer 2020 is packed with homemade recipes to add to your bath and body routine, including six simple scrubs to make at home, a cooling leg mask, after sun care, and more. Prepare for the arrival of summertime with this issue filled with rejuvenating recipes for self-care 💗
Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: The Natural Home Issue
Common cleaning supplies have become harder to find and purchase at reasonable prices, including hand sanitizer. Manufacturers are doing their best to restock these goods, but in the meantime, we can learn to make our own supplies. Hand sanitizer is easy to make at home and just as effective, as long as you follow a few specific guidelines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand sanitizer must contain at least 60% alcohol. And if you’re including ingredients like aloe vera gel or essential oils, those additions will dilute the alcohol. We recommend using 99% isopropyl or rubbing alcohol; you can also use grain alcohol with high alcohol content. Avoid using other types of alcohol, which can be toxic if used incorrectly.
Words: Marlene Adelmann
This article was originally featured in Willow and Sage Spring 2019
We needn’t look any further than the tip of our nose or fingers to be astonished by our human bodies — the enormous complexities, beauty, wonder, and mystery. When we care for one part, we care for all of it. From the tops of our heads to the soles of our feet, we are unique human beings who require and deserve the best care. Every single inch provides an opportunity to create health and wellness, and our digits are no exception. Have you ever injured a finger or stubbed a toe? It makes everyday life a real challenge. These injuries serve to remind us how essential each part is and the importance in taking care of ourselves, including our skin.
Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Maddi Bazzocco
It’s safe to say we’re living in a strange time. Our day-to-day lives are usually busy with work meetings, errands, hanging out with friends, and more. We connect with one another countless times in one day, and we often thrive off social interactions. So, being asked to stay home feels unnatural, even to homebodies. As we figure out how to handle this time in our lives, let’s band together and find new ways to stay in touch. To help you endure this new normal with ease, here are 20 tips to help you embrace social distancing.